Category Archives: ODBD

Stamping in Time & Creative Sketches Challenges

   I’ve made great plans for this long weekend, as I was working last night. On top of my list was to read my favorite creative blogs and get this old brain going. Imagine the pleasant surprise I had when I have realized that I could actually combine Our Daily Bread Designs’ “Stamping in Time SNTODBD38” challenge (that requested the creation of Christmas cards)  with Creative Sketches’ CS39 “Anything goes” challenge…

   The card is my first tri-fold and to get an idea of how the card looks, take a look at the trio of images I took in an attempt to capture everything I have done:

I really need to practice my almost non-existent coloring skills; maybe I should have worked with my Copics…

Tonight’s listening inspiration: Windham Hill ClassicsAngels” and Angie AparoThe American“.

Supplies used are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted: Cardstock Cherry Cobbler #119681, Whisper White #100730; Markers Stampin’ Write variety; Stamps ODBD Ornaments; Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornaments; Accessories Basic Pearls (SU!), Sakura Stardust Clear Pen, gold corner stickers, 3D foam dots.


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ODBDSLC62 Sketch Challenge

ODBDSLC62 challenge entry

This week’s challenge at “Our Daily Bread Designs” was another beautiful sketch. However, I turned the sketch sideways to better work with what I had in mind for the card I was going to create. A new element for me: the card is 5.5in by 5.5in, which I don’t usually do. In this case though it seemed to offer a larger “creative canvas” for my card.

I layered designer paper on a white cardstock base over dark green cardstock panel. A double-sided satin ribbon was added under the sentiment to add a bit more color into the card. I’ve used one of the stamps I’ve recently bought, the “Faith” set. I fussy-cut an additional rose from the designer paper and layered it on the card, using 3D foam dots. Self-adhesive pearls in three different sizes have been added to the left side of the sentiment panel. The soft, muted colors are reminiscent of cards of days long past…

Supplies used are Stampin’ Up, unless otherwise stated: Cardstock Whisper White #100730, Always Artichoke #105119, Sahara Sand #121043, Early Expresso #119686 (Stampin’ Up); Designer paper Life’s Journey (K & Company); Self-adhesive pearls #119247 (Stampin’ Up); Ribbon 5/8″ double-sided satin in Early Expresso #119753.


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CR84FN30 – Color Challenge

CR84FN30 Color Challenge

This week’s challenge on CR84FN was to use the Main colors of light blue, light yellow and kraft provided by the suggested graphic.

My card started with a lovely piece of lace i bought a few months ago from Melissa Frances. The lace was bright white and, in order to make it work with the color requirements, I decided to “antique” it, by placing it in a small ziploc baggie with a drop of Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks in Old Paper and Antique Lines and a few sprays of water, diluted until the color was what I was aiming for. Cardbase is kraft and a panel from K & Company‘s Life’s Journey pad was cut and edges distressed with Distress inks. I punched three strips of pattern paper in a bluish script paper and a dotted weathered yellow and layered them on the printed panel. The died antique lace was gathered and glue behind the hand stamped sentiment panel (Eternity from Our Daily Bread Designs) and #D foam dots were used to add it to the card. Self-adhesive pearls were added around the sentiment panel.

Supplies used are as indicated: Stamp set/Die Eternity (Our Daily Bread Designs & Spellbinders); Cardstock Crumb Cake #120953, Whisper White #100730(Stampin’ Up), Designer paper Butterfly Garden (PinkPaislee), 5th Avenue (Melissa Frances), Life’s Journey (K & Company); Ink Old Olive #102277 (Stampin’ Up); Punch Martha Stewart; Lace (Melissa Frances); Pearls self-adhesive (Mark Richards); 3D foam dots; mini glue dots; Distress Ink Old Paper & Antique Lines (Ranger/Tim Holtz)


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ODBDSLC61 – Plaid or Gingham

ODBDSLC Challenge61

   This week’s Shine the Light challenge on “Our Daily Bread Blog” was to use either plaid or gingham. I’m not much in using plaids, unless it would be a masculine card – and I just did not want to create yet another Father’s Day geared card, sooooo… It’s been a wee bit of a challenge for me. I guess cooking dinner tonight helped, because I got an image of how my card should look as I was getting the Chicken Cacciatore ready for Jim…

   The papers used are My Mind’s Eye “Lost & Found” (I absolutely love, love , LOVE that collection – my grabby little hands are snatching every single 12×12 I can possible find, especially the double-sided glitter… LOL) and Fancy Pants Designs(plaid). The glitter image is stunning, in the most beautiful copper shade, which I fussy-cut. The filigree bordered piece is part of the same 12×12 cardstock. All cardstock pieces were distressed with TH inks (Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany), because lately I really love all things vintage…

Supplies: Stamp set ODBD Scripture Collection 1; Cardstock My Mind’s Eye (Lost & Found), Fancy Pants Designs (It’s Your Day); Ink Tim Holtz (Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany); Accessories Sheer Ribbon (7/8″ Ivory, 1/4″ Wine); Tools paper cutter, adhesive, 3D foam dots, Scor-tape.


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Stamping In Time Challenge SNTODBD35

SNTODBD The Lord is my Light  

   This week’s Stamping In Time challenge was to create a card and FRAME it out in TEXTURE! That is when I’ve realized that I absolutely need more “Our Daily Bread Designs” stamp sets – and would get every single stamp, if budget would allow! LOL… Maybe in a month, after our furlough is over and my paycheck will start looking like a “real paycheck”!

   As soon I’ve read the challenge requirements, I knew I had to create a window card with an embossed frame around it. I am quite positive that I’ve learned that technique from a video on Splitcoast Stampers, but I’m really not 100% positive…

   The top layer is embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, the frame was cut ot of metallic cardstock on which I’ve used Ranger Perfect Pearls to add a vintage-y look of an old, worn out frame. Ihad so much fun, I’ve made a second card, with the same stamp set (I DO have to get me some more stamps! LOL), but a different color scheme, using a frame and sentiment. The sentiment panel was die cut, then sponged while still in the die to add some dimension. Then I’ve added a second layer and finished the card by dusting it with a fairy dust of Perfect Pearls… I DO love shimmery things!

SNTODBD35 Light of the World   Supplies: Stamps ODBD Light of the World; Cardstock Night of Navy #100867, Sahara Sand #121043, Whisper White #100730 (Stampin’ Up); Elegant Paper Pad/Metallics (Martha Stewart); Ink VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Small, Labels Four; Cuttlebug Embossing machine and Swiss Dots folder; Perfect Pearls (Ranger); Accessories Watercolor pencils, Blender pen, Stamp-a-magig, Scor-tape, 3D foam dots, adhesive snail.


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